Pastoral Support Worker
Barnes Wallis Academy

Job Reference: 002061

Location: Barnes Wallis Academy

Closing Date: 26/09/2021

Vacancy Start Date: Not Specified

Salary: NJC 9 - £20,903 pa FTE - £18,278.40 pro rata

Employment Type: Permanent

School Type: Secondary

Hours Per week: 37 hours per week - term time only plus 5 training days

Barnes Wallis Academy is now recruiting for a Pastoral Support Worker. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

The postholder will ensure high levels of student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and safeguarding.  Working closely with students, parents and staff to ensure students access the whole school environment.

Monday to Friday – term time only – permanent role

Salary & Benefits

  • NJC 9 - £20,903 pa FTE - £18,278.40 pro rata
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • ​​​​​​​Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme
  • Rewards and Recognition Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Who we are looking for

  • Some knowledge of working within an educational environment
  • A good standard of education (e.g. GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English)
  • Current First Aid Qualification (willingness to undertake for the post)
  • Ability to establish good relationships with students, working as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to needs.
  • Communication and inter-personal skills – socially and professionally skilled at dealing with a range of people; able to engender confidence in others; able to secure confidence of others; able to listen / counsel / negotiate / be sensitive / tactful / diplomatic as circumstances demand.
  • Team worker – able to organise and motivate others; able to work positively with others: encourages input from all and actively contributes to team discussions, working to come to consensus decisions.
  • Organisation skills– can prioritise work; maintain accurate records; meet deadlines, manage conflicting demands.
  • ICT skills of a high order – able to use a range of software applications for administrative / planning / student support functions.
  • Demonstrates integrity and total discretion in maintaining confidentiality including data protection
  • Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Experience of working with children of a similar age

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Apply now

To submit your application, please click on ‘apply for job’.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.​​​​​​​


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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